New Zizek Book: Inland Vampire
It’s been a while since Zizek Press put out a new book.
A year, maybe?
Actually, we don’t really put them out, we just stick them on kindle and then print some copies and leave them in places we like in Hong Kong, London, Ljubljana etc.
But it’s been a while since we’ve done that.
Stavrogin has written a book called Inland Vampire. It’s a mix of vampires and the French New Wave, he says.
We’d like to show a big list of reviews saying it’s decent, but we’re lepers and don’t know anyone who would review it so you’ll have to work out for yourself if you like it or not.
Here’s the plot:
There are three vampires living in a warehouse in Fo Tan [area of Hong Kong], making zines, painting pictures of dark rooms, killing people. One of them, Sila, tries to be moral/selective about his victims; the other two don’t really care.
A fourth vampire is talked about, but not seen. That one’s named after a Coppola film.
There’s a nineteen year old girl still at high school, surrounded by rich kids, who takes an interest in Sila’s paintings.
There’s a bit in Paris.
Remember that scene in Brothers Karamazov where the sensualist brother goes to a bar and plays cards and tries to sleep with Grushenka [for 150 pages]? There’s something kind of like that, but shorter.
There’s also a steal from the end of the film ‘Thirst’ where the woman vamp tries every way she can think of to hide from the sun.
Fritz Lang is in it too.
If you think that sounds like something not completely shit then you can buy it on Amazon…
If you want to buy a real copy in print then you’ll have to wait until we have some more cash. Maybe the end of the year…
These aren’t official Zizek Press books, but they’re written by Stavrogin so it’s close enough. It’s weird, he’s very prolific recently, almost like he’s fallen on hard times and is writing for his life.
He’s not though. How hard can times be if you still rent an apartment and have an internet connection?
Anyway, the other books:
Tomomi/Tony – Bizarro anti-erotica set in the HK film industry.
The film Michael from Prison Break stole from the depressed Korean film director living in the woods – Bizarro notes from Korean director, Kim Di Duk.